Uber to lose its licence in London

Transport for London (TfL), the regulator of transportation services in the UK capital, announced that it is not renewing Uber’s licence as a private hire operator (which expires on 30 September). In a statement about its decision, TfL said that ‘Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence’, as Uber’s ‘approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications’. The company, which has 21 days to appeal the decision, said that it would do so, ‘to defend the livelihoods of all […] drivers, and the consumer choice of million on Londoners who use our app’.